Isabel Arends

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials I.W.C.E.
Main position Decaan Faculteit Bètawetenschappen UU
Disciplines Organic chemistry
Chair Duurzame organische chemie
Domain Natural Sciences and Engineering
Membership Member
Since 2017
Member of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Employed by Universiteit Utrecht
Hans Freudenthalgebouw, kamer 001
Budapestlaan 6
3584 CD Utrecht
tel.  030 253 4628
Personal website

Isabel Arends investigates new technologies that make chemical processes much greener. For example, she researched the basic components of a process that uses enzymes and oxygen (air) to produce aromatics with high precision without involving any toxic and polluting solvents. Arends was one of the first researchers to combine chemical and biocatalytic processes.

At TU Delft, Isabel Arends, in addition to her research work, was chair of the Biotechnology department. She also set up an online MOOC course on industrial biotechnology and was vice-chair of the BioTech Delft postgraduate school.